A Quick Look at Watercolor Painting in Rebelle V2

A Quick Look at Watercolor Painting in Rebelle V2

August 23, 2019 11 By Peter Engel


People often ask how do I get your watercolour
brushes to run together and drip? Unfortunately you can’t. This is as close as you get. Once you lift your stylus in Photoshop. The paint is effectively dry. So no matter how much paint you add it will
never run. However, there are other apps like Rebelle
that have fluid dynamics. This means that your paint in Rebelle stays
wet and you can mix it on the canvas. If you add enough of it, it will even drip,
and run. It’s true what they say on their website: Rebelle has a really easy to use interface
and a very tiny learning curve. Even though I just installed it about half
an hour ago, I thought I’d show you how watercolour works in Rebelle because it’s quite amazing
and incredibly fun to use. You’ll notice that even after I lift my stylus The paint continues to be absorbed into the paper and the two colours blend together. In Rebelle, the paper stays wet. You can see as I draw through it with an ink
pen, where the paper is wet from the watercolour, the ink bleeds into the paper just as it would
in real life. The water and the sponge tool allow you to add
or remove wetness from the paper. By turning on this little switch on the right
you can see how wet the paper is The darkness of the blue indicates how wet the paper is. White indicates dry. Now I’ll turn off the wetness indicator so
you can see what happens as I draw through it with my ink pen. In the white area where
I removed the water with the sponge, there is no bleeding, but in the blue areas, especially
the area where I added water, the ink bleeds This new version of Rebelle adds support for
tablets including multi-touch support and accelerometer support for the tilt features. You can use
the tilt feature on the desktop too. I’m going to increase the wetness and the load in the
paintbrush to get a really runny paintbrush so you can see the effect of the tilt feature.
You can turn on the feature by clicking in the little circle and you set the direction
and the strength of the tilt by dragging out the blue line. If you’re on a tablet, you can use the tablet’s
internal accelerometer. Tilt your tablet down… and your paint runs down the canvas. I hope you enjoyed this quick look at Rebelle’s
watercolour. It has all the other traditional tools as
well of course and version 2 now also includes a custom brush engine which allows you to
load your own brush shapes and textures. You can also save and export your brushes.
You can bet I’ll be looking to make some brushes for Rebelle.